Windows 8

Windows Secrets’ coverage of Microsoft Windows 8.

A Windows veteran looks at Win8 Consumer Preview

If you download and install Windows 8 Consumer Preview, released late last week, I can almost guarantee that you won’t like it. I know only a handful of experienced Windows users (who don’t work for or with Microsoft) who say they like Windows 8. But it’s the future, eh?

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview — First impressions

To say that the release of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview beta generated some discussion among Windows Secrets contributors would be like saying the politicians occasionally like to opine on their (theoretical) accomplishments. E-mails were flying around like they rarely have before. Here are some of their first impressions and observations.

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview hits a PC near you

The first truly public preview of Windows 8 went online February 29 and almost immediately dozens of e-mails from the Windows Secrets contributors showed up in my inbox. Most of the ensuing discussion was not about the merits of Windows 8 and it Metro interface, but how to get it safely installed on our various PCs.

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Windows 8 — streamlining the update process

It appears that Microsoft has heard our complaints about a tedious part of the Windows updating process. Changes in Windows 8 should make the never-ending task of installing patches a bit easier, by reducing mandatory system restarts.

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